Watching the mid season final of the Flash shows me just how much emotional range a show can have. Now don't think this is a review, I just, I can't help but feel inspired when watching that show. When writing, even sci-fi, the heart of the story should always be characters. The plot is important but it should complement the characters not over ride them. Flash is a great reminder of that.
While listening to Scriptnotes Podcast they were talking about world building. This is something that I've been working on for some time with Crusaders and WarZone. They were talking about the differences between building from the top down vs building from the bottom up. Now I've always tried to write character first but when it comes to my worlds I've always built top down. Before I put pen to paper I try to have everything figured out from the dawn of time to the far future.
In scriptnotes they were talking about how the best way to go about things is to build from the bottom upwards. It got me thinking, if you build a universe using the characters as the bases than that would mean building bottom up. I don't know how my building top down can jell with that. It's going to be interesting as I continue to grow both worlds to see how writing through characters works inside of a world built top down. It's going to be an interesting journey.
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